Blinkered Views risky punt against St Mirren


In his Bookies Corner article for the current issue of CQN Magazine, columnist, Blinkered Views, suggested St Mirren offered good value for a punt on relegation.  I spoke to him when he submitted the article and suggested, “Surely Dunfermline?”  He agreed Dunfermline were most likely for the drop but they offered no value.  St Mirren, on the other hand, were 9/1 for the drop and he made a good case why this was worth a bet.

St Mirren promptly spoiled Christmas for thousands (not your or me) by coming from behind to beat Rangers but that has been their only win in 8 league games.  We also don’t need to be reminded that when visiting St Mirren Park, form is a poor guide.  Celtic exited the Scottish Cup there a week after beating Saints 7-0 at Celtic Park.  They are a team who can raise their game for the big occasion and the visit of Celtic, live on TV, is as big as it gets around Paisley.

Paddy McCourt has enjoyed his visits there and has been key to Celtic collecting the points a couple of times.  Don’t be surprised if he makes a match winning appearance from the bench.

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  1. Good morning fellow Celts from windy North Hampshire



    reading back on the nightshift …well done to all concerned



    From Vanessa appeal to the ’86 game at Love Street. Someone earlier in the week pointed out how wonderful that goal with interplay down the right Danny, Maestro, Choccy and Le Petite Merde……just a fantastic Celtic goal on a stupendous day….great memories



    Then Top Corner on the greatest goalscorers of all time Jimmy McGrory: The Human Torpedo; The Golden Crust; The Mermaid etc…John Cairney’s fantastic book on his life, ‘Heroes Are Forever’, is a permanent fixture on my bedside table…thanks St Stivs for reminding us about the ocean liner stopping at Moville to drop him off for his wedding in Donegal….brilliant!



    Donegal and The Garngad have produced many fine men…tho’ none finer than Jimmy McGrory, a Celtic Legend of the highest standing.



    Every bhoy should be given a copy of that book ….encapsulates what Celtic is all about



    Later on I will post a few wee pages to get yeez goin’



    C’mon Celts and 3 point today







  2. Gonnae sign ma sunburn – it’s been a while since I was in Hamilton but Doherty’s, which is pretty central, is a good bet. Sure some one will set you straight if there are any better venues.

  3. “Rangers face a £270,000 training compensation bill from GAIS, with McCoist admitting:



    “There is an issue with compensation which hasn’t been settled yet, but that’s not really my gig.”




  4. When Celtic signed Rafael Scheidt, he wore ‘RAFAEL’ on the back of his shirt, but the Scottish media insisted on calling him Scheidt.



    I clearly remember someone phoning Radio Snyde and asking why they insisted on calling him Scheidt. Hugh Keevins was at pains to point out that by putting his first name on the shirt, Celtic were disrespecing his family name. At one point, he aggressively asked the caller, “Why don’t Celtic put his surname on the shirt? It is his family name. Why try and change that?”



    I look forward to hearing Keevins and other media pundits sticking to their principles and calling the new Rangers player Celik.

  5. What is the Stars – didn’t make the bookies in time yesterday mate but see that it would have been a good bet.


    Thanks for the tips, keep them coming.




  6. Hopefully today we can give them that sinking feeling as they file into Ibrox, after Celtic have put in another assured performance and have 3 points tucked away safely.


    Bound to put an air of depression over them at 3pm which the Dons will capitalise on.


    (Saying that, after listening Pa Broon eulogising about his and Archie’s good friend Ally- great guy, hoping he succeeds etc I’m not so sure Broon has the stomach or the will.)

  7. As always the 3 points are most important. We’ve gone on a tremendous run but the Bhoys have to keep it going.

  8. prestonpans bhoys on

    This will be a hard, raw 2-0 game but all that matters is the three points.



    Off to Killie soon for one of my mates 50th, no doubt cold and wet doon the west coast as usual…………………………..

  9. Daniel Fergus McCann on

    prestonpans bhoys says:


    21 January, 2012 at 09: 40



    I thought the mighty Gers had pulled out of that bid because Messi hasn’t played at his very best in his last game.



    goldstar10 says:


    21 January, 2012 at 09: 44



    Yes, it will be good them having that type of player there when things start going wrong.

  10. Sorry just back on.






    I go on Spirit of Freedom CSC from the Calton mate.






    Doc’s is apparently best for watching Celtic games in Hamilton mate.

  11. hamiltontim says:


    21 January, 2012 at 10:25






    Aw right, was just being nosy! Bus leaves for most games from Blantyre, but it generally starts off it’s journey from ML3 area. Was actually on that bus to Dunfermline a few weeks ago. Good Bhoys..






  12. Morning Celtic Quick News



    Looking forward to watching the game massively but with slight trepidation as always.



    Another 3 points today will get the weekend off to a braw start.







  13. SwanseaBhoy



    Aye, where have you been?



    How long does it take to get broadband in the MLs?



    Hope you and Mrs SB are settling back in just fine.

  14. Just did a crazy bet



    Aberdeen 17/2, Aston Villa 15/8, Swansae 10/3, Wigan 13/5,



    Stranger things have happened.

  15. Jeezo.



    Jeff Winter lives in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton.



    So did SwanseaBhoy from 2002 – 2004.



    I’d have gone round to see him if I’d known.




  16. Celtic_First



    Broadband has yet to reach ML5, as with many other things of the modern world. But it’s significantly more technologically advanced than anywhere in the KA’s!!!



    On one of them fangled tabletty things with 3G.



    Been toiling to keep up with the blog due to busy-ness what with one thing and another.



    Mainly reading as much as I can late at night.



    We’re good. You and the Firsts?




  17. Etta James ———RIP.



    Anybody who went dancing in places like Cleethorpes ,Wigan and Stafford will remember the glories of these —–



    I Worship The Ground That You Walk On


    Seven Day Fool


    Pushover .



    Went to see her in a venue called The Masonic Hall in Detroit ——- so good, I cried.



    Respect !

  18. Folks,



    What is the craic with Bellshill – any of you guys from there or near there?



    There is a fairly large number of Belfast/Newtownabbey loyalist huns who all congregate there when over for games. Seemingly they get treated like royalty and they even get discounted rates on pints of beer.



    Just wondering where that link would have come from, because its a fair old distance from Ibrox and you would have imagined a hassle and inconvenience for boys going over for a game and booze up



    Thats where John Collins came from isnt it?

  19. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    I remember the huns going on about how the dons lay down to us and fight tooth n nail against them after we pumped them 9 nil,I then read on here Aberdeen have not won at the midden from something like 1990,I think what the huns mean is that the dons actually get cheated more than us in that hole and all because Durrant got that tackle.



    Aberdeen will get nothing today,we need our players to be in the zone playing their own game.